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president. there are people that have added a great deal to america's history that have had idiosyncracies. they have not been of a damaging type. maybe from time to time, unpleasant or irascible. >> you're talking about hyman rickover and john mccain? >> john mccain is a friend of mine. i cannot say about him. i met rickover one time. i think it would fit with him, yes. >> the perceive any kind of role for congress to play? do you think it would be too late by the defense authorization bill to deal with it? do you have any plans to write any legislation on that? >> we will have our hearing wednesday and i hope you come at 10:00 a.m. i am sure all the members of the committee will probe this issue. there may be our requirement at the end of the day to have legislation. we can actually do it by a stand-alone bill. if that is the case, we can include in the defense authorization bill -- which will come out in may or later in the spring -- i do not think we should rush to judgment, because, honestly, i think it is not just the third is -- jurisdiction of those in power in the military, or sta
is moving into asia and latin america. we have received a lot of cooperation with law- enforcement agencies across the globe, as well that -- as well as other tax administrators. we are getting better at following the money. >> i still get a lot of readers e-mail about this. this past year, you put out a proposal to employers for how to allocate employer provided cell phones as a fringe benefit. he later called on congress to pass legislation to move cellular telephones as a fringe benefit, wondering how to tax them. here we are in 2010 and congress did not act on that last year. what are your plans? are you going to go forward with your initial proposal or give congress more time? >> this is an example of tax laws affecting everyone. as technology changes, they need to adapt over time. in the past, having a cell phone was a special, fringe benefit. now they are ubiquitous. everyone has a cell phone. we ask congress to clarify this and treat cell phones in a uniform way so that we do not have to come up with a set of rules. there has been a lot of discussion. congress had a very busy year.
of the moment it has to be fixed. we are going to put america back on track with respect -- and we do have to work on it jobs. there is a tension there because it cost some money. we will find savings and ways to funds in a wage tax credit. >> are you supportive of the leadership exploring, moving a final health care package through in reconciliation. does that complicate your efforts to focus on jobs? guest: that is a great question. there is a lot of discussion going on about and what is needed for health care. we have a pause going on right now. a reassessment of what is happening. there are limited opportunities to find a way to salvage some parts of the health care bill. you mentioned a couple of them. one is a reconciliation. i do not know exactly what will happen. there is a lot of discussion at the white house and in congress. we will see in the next and we are so whether some mechanism can be used to find a way to pass health care that could have perhaps even some bipartisan support. >> senator max baucus was looking at doing a markup and some committee hearings on the jobs front.
be somethingç lika contract with america? guest:xd i think it is possible that something like that occurs. our house colleagues have talked about that. i am confident there will be worked done and the senate to come up with consensus that we can lay out for people and say, if you and trust us with the responsibility of governing, this is what our game plan would be. i think it is full disclosure. guest: one take away that democrats seem to have gotten is that is a -- it is a wake-up call. we can switch gears in time for the 2010 elections. when pat -- pathway they are taking isfáçç the populist me. are you worried that they are trying to make the republicans the party of wall street and the party of the fat cats that needed to be the populists? guest: i think they are going to try something different because what they have been doing does not work. when the president announced a shared financial responsibility tax, the stock market plummeted by 200 points. host: a fee. guest: a fee. people areçç smart. they understand that hypertexts is in recession, evenzv if they are on on popularxd
on the budget, do you see it possible to sustain a larger military in years to come? guest: that is what america does not do real well. it is the ups and downs of budgeting for our national security. after the cold war, the peace dividend can along, and a good number of professionals left the military, noncommissioned officers. , officers. and then along came what we have in iraq and afghanistan. we certainly wish we had some of those folks back. i wish there was some way to keep a substantial non-seeswaing type -- non-seeswaing type of military in times of peace. when those conflicts to come to pass, they would be all the more ready for them. guest: can we ask you about don't ask, don't tell? what do think should be done about that? guest: i am personally not for changing the law. however, there will be hearings in the subcommittee, the personnel subcommittee the sheis year. that is all i can tell you right now. guest: why do not want to change it? guest: we are in the midst of two major conflicts, and i think a disruption of this type could very well cause some serious problems. wait until the
leaving europe and moving into asia, latin america. we are aware of those flows. we have a lot of cooperation that law enforcement agencies and other tax administrators, and we're getting better at following the flow of money. >> i want to ask you about something i still get a lot of e-mail about, and i think it is something people care about. this past year youç put out a proposal to employers for how to w3çallocateç as a fringeç ber taxw3çç purposesççxd and thd on congress tot( actually pass çlegislation to simplifyr>ç , to remove cellphone as a fringe benefit so employers did not have to wonder how to tax them. fáhere we areçç iç 2010. ççcongress did not act on that ççlast year. çñrwhat is your plan? çare you going to go forward wh your initial proposal? are you going to give congress morel(ç time to sort that out? >> this is an example of the fact that the tax laws affect everybody. as technology changes, then you adapt with the times, so this is not -- in the past having as cellphone -- i think the laws were written in the 1980's
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